Hopperesque

Hopperesque

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Pickup on South Street

Pickup on South Street
Samuel Fuller
1953

Keep Moving


          I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in our yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems ; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.

Carl Sandburg

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End of the ride - Jack Delano

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Even Bad Luck is Some Kind of Luck #70

Bob Le Flambeur

Romeo is Bleeding

Brighton Rock (1947)

Carol

Death of a Cyclist

Kansas City

Detour

Get Carter (1971)

Stakeout (The Chase)

Union City

Woman on the Run

Vertigo

Time Drags Only


Time drags only when one is thinking fast.

Rogue Male
Geoffrey Household
1939

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Had a View

            In The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler called Downtown "the big sordid dirty city". During the booming 1920s, when the city was awash in petroleum dollars, he was a Dabney Oil Syndicate executive whose Olive street office had a view of enough tabloid-worthy mayhem to fuel a life of crime writing. Along with the crooked water schemes and oil graft, Prohibition had turned every thirsty good-time Charlie into a lawbreaker, and underworld scuzzbags morphed into slick bigger-than-life racketeers. Instead of fighting all this criminality, the LAPD decided to "manage" it and thus became corrupt.

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Raymond Chandler's Crooktown
Damien Blackshaw
Dtlabook.com
2019

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Brian Busch
                                    https://www.dtlabook.com/history/crook-town

In a Fog

 
Lost in a Fog
(McHugh/Fields)
Terence Blanchard

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Monday, 10 May 2021

Big Lonely City #159


Fred Lyon

Ed Clark

Francesca Catala Roca

George Marks

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H. Armstrong Roberts

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Guiseppe Borra

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Haar Ferenc

Jason Scheier

Jules Aarons

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Kees Scherer

Marie Sechtlova

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Zoe McCarthy